Nov 14, 2012 4:00am PST
cliff. we need solutions and not sequestration. >> jonathan karl did an interview with paul ryan and what paul ryan said in this is essentially that, that the president doesn't have a mandate. karl said he won some 300 some electoral votes, every battleground state except for north carolina. does president obama have a mandate and, and he said no, i don't think so. because then nancy pelosi would be in charge of the house of representatives. and she's not. do you think that he's got a point? >> you know what has a mandate? solutions have a han date. this election was about solutions. people are tired of the gridlock. they're tired of a congress that spent more time trying to shut down planned parenthoods and open up small business. compromise has a mandate. we go into a new session of congress and towards this fiscal cliff, again, having stated we want compromise. we want solutions. we want -- and by the way, in this election, most of the tea party generals, you know, the icons of the tea party, they ended up getting defeated in this election. so that's the mandate we have. >> so
Nov 8, 2012 4:00am PST
the next vice president of the united states, paul ryan. >> stamped with three proud words, made in the u.s.a. >> comedian david alan grier joins us this morning. there were funny moments, drowned out by negativity. what do you think, as you look back? >> there were a lot of funny moments. i like the republican debates, in particular. it's not like i have a pocketful of jokes, but i talk a lot about president obama. he looked tired in the first debate because he actually has a job. like he's running stuff. and then i think well, maybe he already knows their strategy, their ground game, that the election is already over. he's going to take ohio and florida won't even be a question. maybe that's why he was so relaxed. >> do comedians look at things like a presidential election in regards of where they stand ideologically, boy if so-and-so is elected this will be much better for me? because this person is funny? would romney have been a better candidate funnywise? >> yeah. barack obama is so cool and calm and reserved. you know, he's not going to have that crazy moment. i was of two minds. i
Nov 13, 2012 4:00am PST
afee but right now he is nowhere to be found. >>> republican congressman paul ryan says losing last week's election was quote, a foreign experience. but, in his first interview since his failed vp bid he said he's not dwelling on it. >> i really have no regrets at all. it was an honor to be on this ticket. it's an honor that comes to very few people. it was a well-run campaign. we made this campaign about big ideas and big issues. which is the kind of campaign we wanted to run. so we ran the kind of campaign we wanted to run. it just wasn't enough at the end of the day and we just have to accept that. >> ryan says president obama's re-election campaign did a better job of getting voters to the polls. and he says they won fair and square. >> that was an interesting interview. interesting to see that. all right, thank you, john. appreciate it. still ahead this morning on "starting point," going to have more on those breaking news stories. two major u.s. leaders caught up in a sex scandal. the investigation began months ago in the summer so why did the fbi not tell congress any earlier? we'